February 8 2013
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- The three players leading the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am right now are all playing Monterey Peninsula Country Club.
Hunter Mahan, Kevin Stadler and Matt Every are currently setting the pace at 7 under. Mahan is 1 under after seven holes while Stadler and Every have played four each, on opposite nines, in 4 under and 2 under, respectively.
The Shore Course was the most generous of the three in the rotation on Thursday -- with the par 70 playing to an average of 69.591. The other two are par-72 layouts with Pebble Beach clocking in at 71.615 and Spyglass Hill averaging 72.385.
Fredrik Jacobson has the best round of the day going. He's 5 under through 10 holes at Pebble Beach and has moved into a tie at 6 under with Seung-yul Noh, who is 1 under through three holes on the same course.
Overnight co-leader Russell Knox is 1 over after playing 11 holes at Spyglass Hill, tied with five others at 5 under -- including Patrick Cantlay. The 20-year-old former amateur sensation from UCLA is playing his third TOUR event on a sponsor's exemption and appears headed for his first made cut.
Brandt Snedeker, who leads the FedExCup is among a big group at 4 under, three strokes off the lead. He's played five holes at Spyglass in even par -- rebounding from a double bogey at the par-5 11th with bogeys at Nos. 12 and 14.
Defending champ Phil Mickelson, who won last week's Waste Management Phoenix Open, is also playing at Spyglass. He's 2 under through seven holes and has moved within four strokes of the lead.